Patriotic Poster Drink Charms




Introduction: Patriotic Poster Drink Charms

About: I'm a graphic designer by day at a craft company and a crafty/pop-culture lovin'/crazy gal by night! I love being creative!!!

Vintage wartime posters are mixed with red, white, and blue beads on a hoop to create a festive drink charm.

Step 1: Open and Print Images

Open up the following images in my flickr link or go onto the web and find your own. The images I used for this project were taken from Library at Northwestern

Open up or layout your images in a photo preview program or Adobe Photoshop. Size, if needed where each individual image is about 1" wide.

Step 2: Laminate

Cut out each individual image. Tear off laminate from backing and place picture onto sticky surface. Lay another piece of laminate on top. Press firmly over surface with finger to smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles.

Step 3: Cut

Cut out around each laminated image, making sure to leave 1/8" of laminate around image.

Step 4: Punch Hole

Use pin or safety pin to poke a hole through top of image (not through laminate, or it will tear). Put small jump ring through hole to make a charm.

Step 5: Add Beads and Fasten.

String beads in desired fashion onto hoop. Use pliers to bend end of hoop to fit inside wire loop. Undo bended end from loop to secure onto wineglass.

Step 6: Display

Showcase your charms with pride on the stems of your glasses! They will be instant conversation starters. Who doesn't like retro Americana ads? If you don't want to go the trouble of making wine glass charms, print the images out on label stock, cut them out, and slap them silly onto red and blue Silo cups!

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    11 years ago on Step 6

    LOVE this!! I am having an all "Girl's Night In" party and wanted to make my own wine glass charms based on my party theme - "Bad Kitty". This has given me an EXCELLENT way to accomplish this. Thanks so much!!!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful I'ble! Great idea and awesome post.


    Reply 14 years ago on Introduction

    Mister C, this should help...basically, it is a piece of wire in a loop used in jewelry making. You can find them at any craft store in the jewelry section in various sizes, but for this project, you will need the small ones.


    14 years ago on Introduction

    If you reply to Mister_Caipirinha's comment directly, he'll get the notification. :) Awesome project, by the way - classy and delightfully retro.